Exam Rules | ISC Policy
Governing Final Exams
instructor may hold a final examination nor require
the submission of a take-home final exam except during
the period in which final examinations are scheduled;
when necessary, exceptions to this policy may be granted
for postponed examinations (see 3 and 4 below). No
final examinations may be scheduled during the last
week of classes or on reading days.
student may be required to take more than two final
examinations on any calendar day during the period
in which final examinations are scheduled. If more
than two are scheduled, the student may postpone the
middle exam. If a take-home final exam is due on a
day when two final examinations are scheduled, the
take-home exam shall be postponed by one day.
that are postponed because of conflicts with other
examinations, or because more than two examinations
are scheduled in the same day, may be taken at another
time during the final examinations period if the faculty
member and student can agree on that time. Otherwise,
they must be taken during the official period for
that are postponed because of illness, a death in
the family, or some other unusual event, may be taken
only during the official periods: the first week of
the spring and fall semesters. Students must obtain
permission from their dean's office to take a postponed
exam. Instructors in all courses must be willing to
offer a make-up examination to all students who are
excused from the final examination.
instructor may change the time or date of a final
exam without permission from the appropriate dean.
instructor may increase the time allowed for a final
exam beyond the scheduled two hours without permission
from the appropriate dean.
classes (excluding review sessions) may be held during
the reading period.
students must be allowed to see their final examination.
Exams should be available as soon as possible after
being graded with access ensured for a period of at
least one regular semester after the exam has been
all matters relating to final exams, students with
questions should first consult with their dean's offices.
Faculty wishing to seek exceptions to the rules also
should consult with their dean's offices. Finally,
the Council of Undergraduate Deans and SCUE urge instructors
to see that all examinations are actively proctored.
on Troubleshooting Charges for PennNet
Network Policy Committee, IT Roundtable, and the Vice
President for ISC, wish to call attention to a recently
approved computing policy, effective December 1, 2002.
This policy specifies the conditions under which network
users or their departments may be charged for troubleshooting
and remedy of networking problems on PennNet, the
University of Pennsylvania communications network.
It also provides "best practice" recommendations
to guide the network Local Support Provider (LSP)
in preliminary troubleshooting steps in an effort
to expedite problem resolution. Finally, the policy
also provides links to several useful documents that
can help in troubleshooting and in planning for compliant
operation of networked devices.
full policy text can be found online at www.isc-net.upenn.edu/policy/approved/20020827-troubleshooting.html.
Information Systems and Computing
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 19, 2002